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Mr. Sleeman Is Coming

Mr. Sleeman Is Coming
Directed byIngmar Bergman
Produced byHenrik Dyfverman
Written byHjalmar Bergman
StarringBibi Andersson
Release date
  • 18 April 1957 (1957-04-18)
Running time
43 minutes

Mr. Sleeman Is Coming (Swedish: Herr Sleeman kommer) is a 1917 one-act play by the Swedish author Hjalmar Bergman. The main character is an orphaned young woman who is about to be married off to an unappealing but rich old man, Mr. Sleeman, at the instigation of her aunts who have taken charge of her. Bergman infuses the situation with overtones of rueful pessimism concerning life in general.

The play is one of his most successful pieces of theatre and has been staged many times in Sweden and also on Swedish television. In 1957, Ingmar Bergman (no relation to the author) directed the first TV adaptation.[1]



  1. ^ "Bergmanorama: Mr. Sleeman is Coming". Bergmanorama. Retrieved 2009-04-21.

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